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Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle will officiate the swearing in of thirty eight (38) new members of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) on 26 September 2017, in the House Chamber in Bhisho. The swearing in will be done the Judge President of the Eastern Cape High Court. The term of office of the former members of the House expired at the end of May 2017. The members of the House are drawn from the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders (LHTL) which have just been established throughout the Province.
“The processes to nominate, elect and swear in members of the Local Houses have been completed successfully without any incident reported. Now we are ushering in new members of the Provincial House to uphold the principles of our Constitutional democracy,” said MEC Xasa. Continue reading
The process to inaugurate the new members of the Eastern Cape Provincial House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) is set for 26 September 2017 in the Bhisho. The event will be officiated by the Judge President of the Eastern Cape High Court.
Thirty eight (38) members of the Provincial House will be nominated from members of the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders (LHTL). The elections of members of the LHTL will be held on 18 September 2017 flowing from the Imbizo meetings to nominate candidates held on 07 September 2017 in the Province.
“Currently, we are busy with the verification process of the candidate lists to prepare a credible Voters Roll. Unqualifying candidates will not appear in the Voters Roll and they will be notified accordingly in writing,” said Cogta MEC Fikile Xasa. Continue reading